San Francisco Nationals 2006. NA Swiss Day 2. Playing with Jo Ginsberg. Each person at the table had a void. I played 6C-doubled making. Double was a lightner double. Defense only got the opening ruff. If they had led the suit they bid and raised, I would have gone down, getting tapped out. At other table they played 6H-doubled my direction and went down 1. Lew could tell you for sure how many IMPS we won, but I think it was 19.
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3N was also my first thought. Even though there is a slam on this hand, 3N will be lots of matchpoints.
If you are tempted to try for slam after 1H-2H, perhaps you should open 2C. Then if partner has a reason to move towards slam (like on this hand ...
I'm so happy you moved to Cupertino!
Please tell us about playing bridge for hours a day every day when you lived in London.
How much impact do you think that time had on your development as an expert? Would you recommend playing hour-after-hour for anyone serious ...
Thanks to my very kind partner for posting this hand. I was very excited to make 3S at the table, but it's always good to learn I could have done a little better playing on clubs early instead of relying on LHO for both diamond honors and no Jack ...
Here is a case with a twist. In the final day Swiss at the Santa Clara CA regional that just ended, this auction was perpetrated by two local experts playing against a friend of mine:
The 2-diamond bid was alerted, as it was 4-card ...
Congratulations Helen and Eugene! What a fantastic night! You are both so special and so deserving of the happiness I see in your future!
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